Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1150856

Yucca Giant-Skipper
Megathymus yuccae

Observation date: April 28, 2015
Submitted by: Tim Shortell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: January 03, 2018
Coordinator notes: Looks like a nice freshly emerged male. Very nice picture - usually hard to get good close-ups of these. You have some good observations. Always good if you can give more specific locations (such as "Escalante Canyon, or Dominguez Canyon, Unaweep Canyon, Colorado Nat'l Monument etc.). Our subspecies in western Colorado is navajo. Mike
Checklist region(s): Mesa County, United States, Colorado